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Choose Your Words Carefully

Here's what I am thinking about, and because the entire Figures of Speech section really is a sandbox for an F.F.A. expression (Free For All or Free Forme Association - take your pick), I am going to highlight two important words in responsion to Twain's quote.

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Choose Your Words Carefully

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.

- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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Choose Your Words Carefully

Inspired by Mark Twain (1835-1910)'s quote, "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug." The titled responsion is "Choose Your Words Carefully". What follows is complicated; hopefully some simplicity will emerge.

Here's what I am thinking about, and because the entire Figures of Speech section really is a sandbox for an F.F.A. expression (Free For All or Free Forme Association - take your pick), I am going to highlight two important words in responsion to Twain's quote. The language we use, otherwise known as Logos, is unique to humans. I am referring to language as we use it. I am not saying that other mammals or eusocial creatures don't transfer knowledge. For example, ants use fheromone to communicate information and elephants use a low rumbling frequency to do the same. What I am saying, only to repeat myself in echo and persistence, is that words not only define us but what if they confine us? That's an interesting proposition. What do you think?

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Published 7 months ago